Skip to comments.Arctic Cold Blasts in South American Regions
Posted on 06/15/2012 4:04:30 AM PDT by BlackVeil
Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Record cold winter temperatures have come to South America this year, in places such as the town of Quaraí in the Brazilian region known as the Western Frontier, where a temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius, the lowest of the year, was registered.
In this region, where winter extends between June and September, the outbreak of Antarctic air keeps millions of people on alert.
According to the Meteorological Institute, other Brazilian towns reported freezing temperatures, such as Vacaria with -2.1 degrees, Sao Jose dos Ausentes, with -0.9 degrees, Sao Gabriel, -0.8 and Santa Rosa, -0.8 degrees.
In the capital of Argentina and adjacent areas there was sleet this morning, and the locals do not rule out a snowstorm, a rare phenomenon in Buenos Aires, where the last snowfall occurred in 2007, after an 89 year gap.
However, the meteorologist Mauricio Saldivar, told Perfil.com that for a snowstorm different conditions are required.
In Santiago, Chile, at sunrise, thermometers recorded the lowest temperature of the year, -3.7 degrees Celsius, weather officials confirmed.
According to the regional director of the National Emergency Office, Miguel Munoz, weather conditions for the Chilean capital are below the average temperature, given that winter is just beginning.
In Uruguay, the National Office of Meteorology issued an alert Wednesday for the entire nation, because the cold will last until Saturday and will cause a marked decrease in the minimum temperatures which range between zero and -5 degrees Celsius.
“a temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius”
Ooh it’s 35F in Brazil. I guess I’m reading this because it’s all my fault & they want some cash
The Artic affects North America.
The Antartic affects South America.
I sincerely doubt the cold weather is due to Artic air moving across the equator. Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about here, but then again, Buenos Aires is bit far south of the equator.
artic => arctic
antartic => antarctic
I’m thinking that if arctic air can survive a journey across the equator without significantly heating up, global warming is the least of our problems.
And their talking about a global warming tax against American families in Rio.
That don’t matter. Shut up and pay your carbon consumption taxes.
This is horrible
All those Brailian beach babes in their thong bikinis
are going to freeze.........
Which would explain the author being listed as ‘anonymous’.
Thank God they didn't say "unexpected".
LOL!! Good point. And the author is no doubt highly educated, with a PHD in meteorology. Unfortunately, geography wasn’t a strength.